Balboa Park

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  • Address: San Diego, CA 92104, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-6192390512
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Park, Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids
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As the single biggest urban social stop in the whole of the United States, Balboa Park has much to offer to its guests. With amazing historical centres, wonderful enclosures, performance venues, a mixed bag of places to see and even a zoo, guests to this Historic Landmark are sure to enjoy it.

At its heart Balboa Park is the garden where weary travellers will love to unwind. Guests will see a number of beautiful trees and vibrant flowering plants in this landscaped garden. The Japanese Friendship Garden, the Botanical Building, the Cactus Garden are a part of this place and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Balboa Park is the socio-cultural heart of the city and has several cultural centres and museum as well. At the heart of the recreation center a wide and long promenade characterizes an extent of structures built in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style. There are also around 15 galleries that you can view. You should cettainly check out San Diego Art Institute, Museum of Photographic Art and the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Railroad Museum and the Natural History Museum.

Balboa Park Travel Tips

  • The Park grounds are open for 24 hours a day.  The timings given are for the attractions. Admission prices for each of the attractions inside the park vary.
  • If you buy a museum pass all the you will find it a lot more economical then buying separate tickets to each museum.

Entrance Ticket Details For Balboa Park

  • Admission to the park is free.
  • For the events, ticket price may vary.

Balboa Park Hours

  • Visitor Center: 9:30am – 4:30pm (daily).
  • Museum hours vary by institution.

How to Reach Balboa Park

  • El Prado

  • The Prado at Balboa Park, Albert's Restaurant, Bertrand at Mister A's

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  • Balboa Park Address: San Diego, CA 92104, USA, United States
  • Balboa Park Contact Number: +1-6192390512
  • Balboa Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Balboa Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Balboa Park: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 88.52% of people who visit San Diego include Balboa Park in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Balboa Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Balboa Park

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

68.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Balboa Park

People normally club together Botanical Building and Petco Park while planning their visit to Balboa Park.

People also prefer to start their day with Balboa Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Balboa Park Reviews & Ratings

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    On 02-Jan-2019

    A very nice place to walk around. There are many museums; plus, the San Diego Zoo and famous botanical garden building are also here. There is also food carts and street performers. It is very beautiful at night, especially the museum area when it’s lit up.

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  • Will the San Diego Rose Society Pruning Day event be canceled or rescheduled?

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    • Their monthly meetings of January and February will be held in Balboa Park. I suggest you visit the official website of the San Diego Rose Society to know more about their schedule of events. You may also send a message to them in their 'contact us' section.  

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